Posts tagged "road safety"

March 27 news: Unvaccinated ban, PrEP profit, ACA, texting and driving, Lassa fever outbreak

Check out today's public health news for Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Sept. 1 news: Dr. Benjamin on Harvey health crises, most obese states, ACA advertising cuts, increase in road deaths

Check out today's public health news on Friday, September 1, 2017.

Aug. 19 news: Fatal traffic accidents, healthy school meals, EMS care for kids

Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015.
Traffic safety advocates call on states to close ‘lethal loopholes’

Traffic safety advocates call on states to close ‘lethal loopholes’

A preventable epidemic. That’s how public health and safety leaders, including APHA, diagnosed the deadly toll of motor vehicle crashes during a news conference today while releasing the 2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws.
Safety advocates warn against raising limits on truck size, weight

Safety advocates warn against raising limits on truck size, weight

A rise in fatalities and injuries caused by large truck crashes coupled with a push by industry for bigger and heavier trucks led U.S. leaders yesterday to warn against raising federal truck size limits.
Report reveals dangerous gaps among state traffic safety laws

Report reveals dangerous gaps among state traffic safety laws

An annual report tracking the adoption of essential traffic safety laws among states was released Wednesday, revealing new cause for concern.

Crash deaths increase as states lag in adopting highway safety laws

A new report shows states are falling behind in adopting 15 basic traffic safety laws amid an increase in highway crash deaths.

Cultural norms, safety laws key to reducing motor vehicle injuries

When it comes to following traffic safety laws, Jeffery Michael, associate administrator at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, contends that people “aren’t changing their behaviors because they are afraid of a fine. They are changing their behaviors because the law is a statement of community expectations."

Study: Poor urban areas have higher rates of traffic injuries

Significantly more road traffic injuries occur in poor urban areas compared with wealthier areas, indicates a study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health.

APHA member bikes across America for safe routes

Jane Ward, APHA member and cycling enthusiast, is turning a personal pastime into a public cause. Ward, a physician and public health advocate, along with two of her daughters and a family friend have set off on a 5,500-mile cross-country bike ride to support safe routes across America.

Report ranks top biking- and walking-friendly states, cities

At a time when the car is king, a new report out Monday shows that many cities and states across the country are making major progress at improving safe access for cyclists and pedestrians.

Female drivers at greater risk of injury, says new study

Female drivers experience greater vulnerabilities when involved in motor vehicle crashes, according to a new study published online yesterday in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers say the lack of tailoring of safety designs toward women may be to blame.